Meaning of “volition” in the English Dictionary

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volitionnoun [ U ]

us /vəˈlɪʃ·ən, voʊ-/ fml

the power to make your own decisions:

It was announced that he resigned of his own volition (= because he chose to), but I believe he was forced out.

(Definition of “volition” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)